Carbon, land, and water footprint accounts for the European Union: consumption, production, and displacements through international trade.

@article{SteenOlsen2012CarbonLA,
  title={Carbon, land, and water footprint accounts for the European Union: consumption, production, and displacements through international trade.},
  author={Kjartan Steen-Olsen and Jan Weinzettel and Gemma R. Cranston and Ali Ertug Ercin and Edgar G. Hertwich},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 20},
  pages={10883-91}
}
A nation's consumption of goods and services causes various environmental pressures all over the world due to international trade. We use a multiregional input-output model to assess three kinds of environmental footprints for the member states of the European Union. Footprints are indicators that take the consumer responsibility approach to account for the total direct and indirect effects of a product or consumption activity. We quantify the total environmental pressures (greenhouse gas… CONTINUE READING
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